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Questions tagged [apartheid]

Questions related to the history of the system of institutionalized racial segregation that existed in South Africa from 1948 until the early 1990s.

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Did the apartheid South Africa leaders seriously plan to make the bantustans be independent countries?

Did the apartheid South Africa leaders seriously plan to make the Bantustans be independent countries (like Lesotho and Swaziland)? If yes, why did they assign such disjoint territories to each of ...
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How did the white minority in South Africa see their situation in the apartheid times?

How did the white minority in South Africa see their situation in the apartheid times, let's say in 1970? For example, how did their mass media explain the black and coloured people being unhappy ...
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Was it true that Nelson Mandela refused to renounce violence while in Prison?

I got this comment from an article on Mandela: Most white South Africans rejoin that Nelson Mandela had no reason to seek revenge on anyone, nor any basis for extending forgiveness to his previous ...
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In South Africa before 1994, were there any non-Afrikaner apartheid supporters?

In South Africa before 1994 (i.e., during apartheid), were there any non-Afrikaners who were so racist as to supporter apartheid? (I'm wondering about individuals of British Isles descent, or other ...
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Why did The Crown give assent to Apartheid legislation during the 1950s?

Why did The Crown give assent to Apartheid legislation during the 1950s? For example, the Reservation of Separate Amenities Act, Act No 49 of 1953 was assented to by the crown. The relevant law in ...
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Were boycotts, divestment, and sanctions effective against apartheid?

In the 1980s there was a movement to use boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) to apply pressure on the apartheid regime in South Africa. These efforts included sports boycotts, refusal of some ...